Peanuts: The Illustrious History of the Goober Pea
University of Illinois Press, 2006 - 272 pages
The peanut's rise from a lowly bean to national favorite
The peanut is one of the most versatile and beloved of American food icons. In this first culinary history of the protein-laden legume, Andrew F. Smith follows the peanut's rise from a lowly, messy snack food to its place in haute cuisine and on candy racks across the country.
Chronicling how peanut consumption and production has changed throughout history, Smith highlights the peanut's role in the ways economic distress, wartime conditions, industrialization, and health trends reflect and inform our culinary landscape. Chock-full of photographs, advertisements, and peanut recipes from as early as 1847, this entertaining and enlightening volume is a testament to the culinary potential and lasting popularity of the goober pea.
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Still others proclaimed that Joseph Lambert of Battle Creek , Michigan , was peanut butter's originator and that it was he who was the fa- ther of the peanut butter industry.1 JOHN HARVEY KELLOGG The one person who claimed to have ...
M. Fitch , 1850 ) , 126 ( first quote ) ; John Dent , in Report of the Commissioner of Patents for 1849 , Part 2 : Agriculture ( Washington , D.C .: Office of Printers , 1850 ) , 148-49 ; W. B. Easby , in Report of the Com- missioner of ...
John Harvey Kellogg , “ Statement Concerning Invention of Peanut Butter , Transcript from : Michigan State Supreme Court Record ; Case of John Harvey Kellogg , the Kellogg Food Co. , and Sanitarium Equipment Co. v .
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Table des matières
Origin and Dispersion
Slave Food to Snack Food
Soldiers and Vendors
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